How do I add media elements (photos/videos)?

Add media elements to the library

  • Use the navigation bar on the left to navigate to the Library.
  1. Navigate to the Media elements tab.
  2. Click Add. The explorer you can use to find and select the desired media file is now opened. 

To maintain overview in the library it is important to give the media element a unique name before it is added to the library. It is not possible to change the name after the element has been added to the library.

If you move your mouse across the file, two icons will appear:

  • Use the arrow icon to download the file.
  • Use the dot icon to share the file with other Cirrus users.

Add media elements to items

It is possible to add media elements to items.

  • Use the navigation bar on the left to navigate to the Library.
  • Click on the collection you want to add the item containing media to.
  • Click Add and select the desired question type, or open an existing item.
  • Click one of the two buttons that lead to the Media library.
  • Select the desired file. You can search for files in the search bar.
  • Click Upload Image if you want to add and use a new file. It will automatically appear in the media library.
  • Cirrus is an online platform; keep in mind that it might take a while for media files to load. That is why it is advised to use small files (<2 MB). Do not use too many items containing media in one assessment.
  • If possible, try to stream videos rather than upload them to the library.
  • Always test your exam on the location of the exam to be sure that the exam is not too big and that no issues will occur.